Human Resource Essentials – HR Compliance Certification Program: 2-Day In-Person Seminar

By: Elga Lejarza, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President Lejarza HR Consulting
Location :- Wingate by Wyndham Greenville Airport, SC | Thursday, March 7, 2019 | Friday, March 8, 2019

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Course Description:

If you are looking for answer of these questions, you would certainly benefit by attending this seminar:

  • Do you know what you are expected to do to maintain compliance with all the employment laws such as FMLA, ADA, PDA, USERRA, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, FLSA, EPA, ADEA, IRCA, NLRA, DFWA, GINA?
  • How to deal with cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, FMLA requests, ADA and Religious accommodation requests?
  • Are you familiar with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act?
  • With the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, do you know who Peggy Young is?
  • Do you know for how long do you retain I-9 forms for inactive employees?
  • For how long you retain personnel records after employees leave the company?
  • What steps to take during an employee’s termination process to avoid a wrongful discharge lawsuit?
  • How to properly handle suicidal comments in the workplace?
  • How do you address hygiene issues with employees?
  • How to manage an inclusive workplace with employees with physical and cognitive disabilities?
  • What about how to maintain an engaged team, how to reduce turnover to retain talent, how to conduct thorough investigations?

I think I am not even half way with the list that HR Professionals are expected to do. Don’t you worry. You have found the right Certificate Program that will provide with all the tools necessary to be the best HR Professional one can be!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what HR’s role is today
  • Learn the “Alphabet Soup” of Compliance (Employment Laws)
  • Understand the FMLA Process from A-Z
  • Learn about The Americans with Disability Act compliance, the interactive process and reasonable accommodation
  • Learn how to manage an inclusive workplace with individuals with different physical and cognitive disabilities
  • Learn the legal way to confront an employee you suspect is abusing drugs, alcohol or other substances.
  • Learn about Religious reasonable accommodations
  • Learn about compliance with the recruiting process
  • Understand compliance obligations under IRCA
  • Understand the differences between exempt vs. non-exempt classifications.
  • Learn about Break Time for Nursing Mothers.
  • Learn how to avoid being personally liable for unlawful work practice
  • Learn how to avoid age discrimination charges or claims when managing older workers.
  • Understand what exactly wage discrimination means
  • Learn about the Lilly Ledbetter Law
  • Learn about Pregnancy Discrimination, Hiring, Reasonable Accommodation and working conditions
  • Understand compliance obligations under the NLRA
  • Learn about Social Media Employment Policies and the NLRA’s opinion
  • Learn about Employer’s obligations with Employee Relations complaints/investigations
  • Planning your career’s next steps in HR

Areas Covered:

  • The HR Profession today
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • Peggy Young vs UPS
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Consolidated Omnibus Benefits Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
  • Drug-Free Workplace Act (DFWA)
  • Recruiting, Interviewing and Hiring
  • Employee Relations/ Handling Special Issues and Situations
  • Investigations/Confidentiality
  • Employee Turnover
  • Employee Engagement
  • Records Retention
  • Your Next Steps in HR

Who will Benefit:

  • HR Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Specialist
  • HR Assistants
  • Attorneys
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Employee Relations Persons
  • Consultants
  • Small Business Owners

Course Outline

Day One (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Meet & Greet
  • Lecture 1: HR yesterday and today
    • HR throughout the years
    • HR as an Strategic Business Partner
  • Lecture 2: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • Prohibitions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • Recruiting, Hiring and Advancement
    • Quid pro quo vs. Hostile work environment Harassment
    • Religious Accommodations
    • 1991 Amendment
  • Lecture 3: Employment Laws/Compliance
    • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
    • Exceptions to Equal Pay Act
    • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
    • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
    • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Lecture 4: Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
    • Fundamental PDA Requirements
    • Extent of PDA coverage
    • Medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth
    • Reasonable accommodations
    • Peggy Young vs UPS
    • Unlawful discharge during pregnancy or parental leave
    • States with greater PDA obligations
  • Lecture 5: Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
    • Fundamental PDA Requirements
    • Extent of PDA coverage
    • Medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth
    • Reasonable accommodations
    • Peggy Young vs UPS
    • Unlawful discharge during pregnancy or parental leave
    • States with greater PDA obligations
  • Lecture 6: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • Compliance obligations under ADA
    • Definition of Disability
    • ADA vs. ADAAA
    • Most common disabilities
    • Drugs and alcohol under ADA
    • Undue Hardship defense
    • Direct threat defense
    • Reasonable Accommodation Process
  • Lecture 7: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
    • Reasons for GINA
    • Definition of Genetic Information
    • Prohibitions under GINA
    • Tests not considered genetic tests
    • Exceptions to the acquisition of Genetic Information
    • GINA’s rules on Confidentiality
    • GINA and EEO charges
Day Two (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
  • Lecture 8: Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
    • Employer/Employee Eligibility
    • FMLA qualifying events
    • Continuous/Intermittent/Reduced schedule
    • Who is a family member under FMLA
    • Serious Health Conditions
    • Protections under FMLA
    • Equivalent Position
    • Timing Requirements
    • Requesting Re-certifications
    • Tracking FMLA
  • Lecture 9: More Employment Laws/Compliance
    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
    • Consolidated Omnibus Benefits Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  • Lecture 10: Recruiting, Interviewing and Hiring
    • Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts
    • Background checks
    • Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
    • Orientation/Onboarding Process
  • Lecture 11: Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)
    • History on FLSA
    • Employer’s obligations under FLSA
    • “White Collar” Exemptions
    • Break time for nursing mothers
    • Payroll Safe Harbor Policy
  • Lecture 12: Employee Relations
    • The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
    • Employee Drama vs Policy Violations
    • Drug Free Workplace Act (DFWA)
    • Investigations
    • Employee Turnover
    • Employee Engagement
  • Lecture 13: Your Next Steps in HR
  • Graduation: Certificates and Pictures

Meet Your Instructor

Elga Lejarza
Elga Lejarza
SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President Lejarza HR Consulting

Elga Lejarza is founder and president of Lejarza HR Consulting LLC. She has 20+ years' experience in the field of Human Resources Management and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources SPHR, SHRM-SCP. Lejarza HR Consulting provides Recruitment, Training and Consulting services to small to medium sized businesses in all the states and in Puerto Rico. All services provided by Lejarza HR Consulting are also provided in both languages, English and Spanish and can be customized to fit each individual organization. Ms. Lejarza also works a Human Resources Generalist for Walgreens Distribution Center in Williamston South Carolina. She is a business partner/faculty member of HRCertification.com, Complianceonline.com and ComplianceWorld.com. Ms. Lejarza is a member of the National Society for Human Resources Management, the Greenville Society of Human Resources Management, the Anderson Society of Human Resources Management and the Greenville American Payroll Association.

Venue

Location :

Wingate by Wyndham Greenville Airport
33 Beacon Drive
Greenville, SC 29615, USA
Tel: +1-800-337-0077

March 7-8, 2019



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Driving directions from Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport: 4.5 miles
  • Depart toward Aviation Pkwy
  • Keep straight onto Aviation Pkwy
  • Keep straight onto road
  • Take ramp right for I-85 South toward Greenville
  • At exit 54, take ramp right and follow signs for Pelham Rd
  • Turn right onto Pelham Rd
  • Turn left onto E Beacon Rd
  • Turn right onto Beacon Dr
  • Arrive at Beacon Dr on the right

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Local Attractions of Greenville, SC:

Falls Park on the Reedy
Falls Park on the Reedy is a 32-acre park adjacent to downtown Greenville, South Carolina in the historic West End district. Considered the birthplace of Greenville, the park was founded in 1967 when the Carolina Foothills Garden Club reclaimed 26 acres of land that had been previously used by textile mills. Renovation accelerated in the late 1990s under Mayor Knox H. White, prompting the formation of the Falls Park Endowment, a private charity supporting ongoing development. Each summer the park is home to the Upstate Shakespeare Festival. The park's most striking feature is a unique pedestrian bridge that curves around a waterfall on the Reedy River. Named the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy, the 355-foot long suspension bridge is supported by cables on only one side, giving an unobstructed view of the falls.

Greenville County Museum of Art
The art collections in Greenville County Museum of Art (GCMA) focus mainly on American art. Its holdings include works by Andrew Wyeth, Josef Albers, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Ronnie Landfield, Helen Turner, Mary Tannahill, Eric Fischl, Marylyn Dintenfass, and Leon Golub. Southern American and South Carolina-based artists, such as Henrietta Johnston, are also represented. William Melton Halsey, an abstract painter from Charleston, had a mid-career retrospective at the museum in 1972 with an accompanying catalog by Jack A. Morris Jr. In 1999 Tom Styron, director, curated another solo exhibition of Halsey's work.

Greenville Zoo
The Greenville Zoo opened in 1960, and is located at 150 Cleveland Park Drive, near Interstate 385, on a 14-acre (5.7 ha) site within Cleveland Park. The zoo's official website states: "A typical visit would last from an hour to an hour and 30 minutes." The zoo is next to Cleveland Park, which contains picnic tables throughout the site, and offers bicycle and walking paths, tennis and volleyball courts, playgrounds for children, and several shelters available by reservation. The zoo is open daily throughout the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Lake Conestee Nature Park
Roper Mountain Science Center is located in Greenville, South Carolina. It encompasses a campus containing facilities for studying life and natural sciences, and space and physical sciences. Among its facilities are the Living History Farm, the Darell W. Harrison Hall of Natural Sciences, the Simms Hall of Science, the T.C. Hooper Planetarium, and the Daniel Observatory.

Roper Mountain Science Center
Lake Conestee Nature Park is a 400-acre park along three miles of the Reedy River in Conestee, South Carolina, with more than two miles of paved and three miles of natural surface trails. The park contains both hardwood and evergreen forest, extensive wetlands, and a rich diversity of reptiles, mammals, and birds. Over 190 bird species have been reported by the Greenville County Bird Club, and the National Audubon Society has designated the park as an Important Bird Area of Global Significance. Lake Conestee was created when the Reedy River was dammed at the Conestee Mill in about 1892. At its largest, the lake covered about 130 acres.